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Column: A new chapter for Primal Fitness by Melton personal trainer Adam Chambers

After five years on North Street, Melton, Primal Fitness has moved to a larger premises just round the corner at 4 Charlotte Street.

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What this election needs is a face off

We are four weeks into a seemingly never ending General Election campaign, one which is only creating excitement among avid players of political bingo.

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My shelf life as a DIY alpha male

Now that the warm (er) weather is threatening to show its face, plenty of Britons are rolling up their sleeves to do what they do best - DIY.

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Imminent UK cuts to mothers tax credits are an assault on womens human rights

Imminent UK cuts to mothers’ tax credits are an assault on women’s human rights

Angela O’Hagan is a lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University. Here she looks at how a change in tax credits for parents who have more than two children is an attack on women’s rights.

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Sports Editor’s Blog: Muirfield mutterings, McIlroy and the battle for golf’s future

Sports Editor’s Blog: Muirfield mutterings, McIlroy and the battle for golf’s future

In these ramblings and rants, I always aim to be balanced, and as my cub reporter first rule of training reminds me, to at least try to see both sides, even if on some occasions it may irk to do so.

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Sports Editor’s blog: The day a backwater finally made the headlines

Growing up in Lincolnshire, I was acutely aware that few people had any idea where the county of my birth actually was. Even those who lived there in some cases.

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Sports Editor’s blog: Ranieri has earned right to decide his own fate

It’s accepted wisdom around these parts it’s pretty hard to impress an East Midlander. Simple to offend, true, but a different matter when it comes to grudging admiration.

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Extra Time: How sporting escapism (and a baby) saved me from crumby 2016

The promise of a new year for normal, well-adjusted folk must be what the anticipation of a new season feels is to a sports fan.

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Sports Editor’s blog: England cricket is a team for tomorrow

Our instantaneous, fickle and ever-changing online world can be a little frustrating for those of us fogeys who like to give things a bit of thought.

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Melton in Bloom, with Marie Walters

Now we are in December, the true stars of the garden are evergreen shrubs and trees, and those which have interesting bark, stems, or berries. These can take centre stage and provide colour and interest throughout the bleakest months.

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Fitness tips with Melton perosnal trainer Adam Chambers

At Primal we all love the Christmas period. Friends come back from places afar and we get to see those long-lost family members for just the right amount of time. This thrown in with all the festive food and drink you could wish for makes for a super time of year.

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Money tips with Melton and District Money Advice Centre founder Amanda Stevenson

In the New Year is weight loss what you want to achieve?

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Column, Love Your Dog: Prepare your pooch for the big day

Lynne Marshall, who lives in Nether Broughton, is a dog behaviourist and trainer. Here she talks about keeping your dog happy over the festive period.

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Melton in Bloom, with Marie Walters

We’re very pleased to announce that The Edge Community Centre Garden has achieved a Level 3 – ‘Advancing’ in their first entry into the ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ campaign, which is run by the Royal Horticultural Society.

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Column: Love Your Dog, with Lynne Marshall, a dog behaviourist and trainer from Nether Broughton

How sad to hear about little Billy who nearly lost his eye when he was attacked by a dog recently. There have been a couple of other incidents in Melton this month so I thought it may help to talk about dog aggression, what causes it and how you can help both your dog and others.

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Column: Chief constable’s ‘Thought for the day’

“The other day I followed a farrier’s van down Soar Valley way out of the city and into the county. The business of shoeing horses still continues.

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John Bone: For once, I’m on the side of bureaucracy

It goes without saying that the education of children is a paramount duty of parents and the state. But in order to achieve it, both parents and state must behave reasonably, not make that education unreasonably hard to reach. This is why we should examine carefully the case of the Soham mother, Anna Davies, newly arrived from Northamptonshire with her three school-age children and a fourth aged only nine weeks. Miss Davies applied for three school places on August 7 and was dismayed when two were still unplaced as the school year began.

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John Bone: Steady on, Disgusted of Soham

As I have made clear in the past, I have every respect for vegans like Emily Keates who keeps a big black pig in her home at Soham. I even sometimes toy with the notion of vegetarianism myself – until I catch a whiff of frying bacon. But I do wish vegans could avoid sounding so pious and even, not to put too fine a point on it, rude.

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John Bone: What a powerful transformation

Some of us cannot get used to the way the once-sluggish, unimaginative, argumentative and consultant-ridden Forest Heath District Council has transformed itself into the West Suffolk powerhouse.

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Love Your Dog with Lynne Marshall: Don’t neglect pets when you move

Moving home is classed as one of the most stressful events in our lives.

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